Humidity

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers

4 Benefits of Central Humidifiers - Service Champions

With the colder weather comes drier air. Winter is notorious for dry skin, chapped lips, static electricity, and other low humidity symptoms. To make things worse, heating systems can make your indoor air even drier. And the leakier your home, the more cold, dry, outdoor air gets inside. So, what can you do about the

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Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

Relief from Dry, Winter Air with a Central Humidifier

In the winter, humidity gets too dry for comfort. Dry air soaks up the moisture in your skin, hair, eyes, nose, and throat, leading to sinus problems, nose bleeds, chapped lips, and dry skin. The drying out of breathing passages also makes you more susceptible to illness since mucus isn’t able to trap bacteria as

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4 Different Types of Dehumidifiers and How They Work

Different Types of Dehumidifiers and How They Work

High humidity in summer is extremely uncomfortable. The more humid it is, the harder it is for the body to transfer heat to the air. Unfortunately, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area are among the top 10 cities in the United States where the average humidity is above 72.5%. According to the World Data

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How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems

How to Solve Damp and Humid Basement Problems - Service Champions

  The humid summer months are more than uncomfortable. Humidity is also a liability. Basement moisture problems can pose significant health, structural, and financial troubles. Does your basement smell damp and musty? Are there any wet spots or water trickling down the walls? What about standing water? If you have a damp and humid basement,

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HVAC & Ventilation Considerations Before Remodeling

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning considerations before remodeling

Remodeling your home, whether it is a basement, attic, or garage, is one of best home improvement decisions you could make. Well-planned additions and remodels consistently rank in the top 10 ROI home improvements when it comes to recouping costs at time of sale. Whether it’s playroom for the kids or a full in-law suite,

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Why You Need a Humidifier | Effects of Dry Air and Low Humidity

Why You Need a Humidifier - Effects of Dry Air and Low Humidity

The Bay Area can experience very dry conditions, which played a large role in the destructive fires that began earlier this week. According to Weather Underground, Concord has an average humidity reading of 54%, and minimum humidity of 18%. In Pleasanton, Rocklin, and San Jose, the humidity is around 15-25%, and with no rain in

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5 Natural Ways to Reduce Humidity in the Home

5 Ways to Reduce Humidity - Service Champions

Lowering the humidity in the home will help you feel more comfortable and keep your home from developing mold problems that can cause health problems and high costs for mold remediation. If you want to avoid frizzy hair, muggy air, difficulties sleeping, mold problems, and distorted wood, learn how to keep your humidity levels within

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Take Control of Mold & Moisture Problems in the Home

How to Control Mold and Moisture in the Home

It’s officially summer, which means the days are longer and much more humid. While everyone else may be thinking about barbecues and pool parties, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) and IAQ (indoor air quality) experts are on high alert about something else—mold. Mold and mildew are caused by moisture, and the hotter it is, the

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How Humidity Affects the Temperature

How Humidity Affects the Temperature

“It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.” We’ve all probably heard that statement at one time or another.  If not, then the variant “At least it’s a dry heat” has probably been offered.  You might be unaware of this, but humidity plays an important role in how temperature “feels.”  Much like wind-chill, humidity can make

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